News | 2014

2014

Surgeon General to Hollywood: Kick the cigarette habit

Monte Morin | Los Angeles Times (27 Jan 2014)
Report: Too many youth-rated films contain harmful images of tobacco use. Read more...

Check up: Pa. subsidizes films with smoking

Janet Golden | The Philadelphia Inquirer (26 Jan 2014)
Seven states spend more subsidizing movies that promote smoking to kids than they spend to fight smoking. Read more...

Blowing smoke in Africa: Big Tobacco and child smokers

Ravi Jaipaul | Think Africa Press (25 Jan 2014)
Tobacco companies advertise heavily in youth-friendly magazines, movies and social media in developing countries. Read more...

Hollywood's smoky images send wrong message about lighting up

Nancy Brown | Huffington Post (25 Jan 2014)
National health groups: We call on Netflix and others in entertainment to minimize the mythology around smoking. Read more...

Golden Globes' sexy portrayal of e-cigarettes makes lawmakers smolder

Aliah Git | CBS This Morning (16 Jan 2014)
Four US senators fired off angry letters to NBC and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Read more...

Smoking in films: Light up, camera, action

Gerard Gilbert | The Independent (UK) (14 Jan 2014)
Smoking on screen is sexy again, but even fake cigarettes have side effects for the actors. Read more...

Give R rating to movies with smoking to cut teen smoking, researchers suggest

Katy Healey | Omaha World-Herald (21 Jan 2014)
Eliminating smoking in PG-13 movies would...lower adolescent smoking by as much as 20 percent. Read more...

History repeats on e-cigarettes

Ruth A. Etzel | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (8 Jan 2014)
Children see celebrities using this product on prime-time television, and at least one cartoon character touts its use. Read more...

Surgeon General: 'Sex and the City,' movies that glamorize lighting up...a factor in rise in smoking

Jake and Metzger Tapper Jessica | The Lead (CNN) (17 Jan 2014)
Report says that young people are being exposed to 14.9 billion tobacco impressions in youth-rated films. Read more...

China's movies are still clouded with cigarette smoke

Dexter Roberts | Businessweek (21 May 2014)
Survey finds "little progress" in implementing a 2011 order limiting smoking in films and TV programs. Read more...

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